After examining the four parenting styles, I will be choosing one character from today’s pop culture who exemplifies the parenting style referred to as, “Authoritarian.”  The character chosen is Lucious Lyons of the popular television series, “Empire.” Mr. Lyons is extremely demanding of his children, but fails to be responsive to their needs.  His communication style is not open, and typically consists of one-sided conversations where he provides orders and directions, as opposed to listening attentively to what his children have to say.  He demonstrates a lack of affection for his children, pushes them to greatness, but does little to support them as they struggle with his overall communication and parenting style.  Lastly, Lucious uses a form of behavioral and psychological control over his children, promising rewards (as defined by him), only as a result of his children following his precise orders, without question!

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